Work will start to improve bridges 

Town Hall

Schemes to improve two bridges in Bolton will start on January 7.


Astley Lane Bridge and Eagley Bridge will both be refurbished and both projects will require road closures.


Both bridges will be closed to traffic while work is underway and the council will make every effort to minimise disruption.


The work to Astley Lane Bridge will take approximately eight weeks to complete.


Vehicles which need to get to nearby businesses and homes will be diverted along Astley Lane, which is currently pedestrian use only. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Astley Lane.


The work to Eagley Bridge will take approximately nine weeks to complete.


While Eagley bridge is closed Hough Lane, which is usually closed to traffic, will be opened for access to Eagley Mills. Hough Lane will be gritted when necessary by the contractor dependent on the weather.


Once the road improvements have been undertaken, Hough Lane will be closed and Eagley Bridge will reopen to traffic.


Work will then continue for a further two weeks under the main bridge and on the footbridge. Motorists will not be affected at this stage but pedestrian access will be limited.


Diversions will be in operation and signposted for this scheme.


Residents and motorists are asked to be patient and to contact Bolton Council’s helpline on 01204 336677 for further information.

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